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England change 2 for final Ashes Test

11 September 2019

Tim Paine's men finally saw off stubborn England at Old Trafford on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series with just one match to go, meaning they will retain the urn. He donned glasses and was spotted shadow-batting left-handed, a jibe the locals felt was aimed at England tailender Jack Leach.

Recently, we came across Steve Harmison tagging Steve Smith as cheat despite scoring heavy runs for Australia in the Ashes series.

But Langer is adamant Smith was mimicking Chris Rogers, who last played for Australia in 2015 and, like Leach, wears glasses when he bats. We can't do anything of what people make of it.

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"I'm enjoying what I'm doing and whilst I can continue to contribute in some way I'll continue to do it", he told Australian media. That's OK, that's life.

"He'll be fine... Davey hasn't had a great series, there's no secrets about that. People can make of it what they like but that's the truth".

"He's been great, good for the crowds, good amongst the group. They know there is still unfinished business and we are looking forward to this last Test match". "But he's also a world class player", Langer added.

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"He's not come under question from anyone making any decisions", Bayliss said. "No one has mentioned it or spoken about it".

"When you're known as a cheat - and he is, I'm not going to sugar-coat it, the three guys cheated - that's on your CV".

The tourists are set to continue with David Warner at opener, even though he has only reached double figures once in eight innings. There's no better place in the world to bat than the Oval.

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The former captain, top of the worldwide rankings, has carried his team's batting with three centuries and two fifties, including a double-century in the win in Manchester, with Marnus Labuschagne the only other batsman who has shown any consistency.

England change 2 for final Ashes Test